ScientiaMobile Releases Version 1.6 of its WURFL API for Mobile Device Detection

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We are fine tuning performance and adding capabilities to help developers better manage devices.

Today, ScientiaMobile has released version 1.6 of its WURFL API. This new version improves matching logic and significantly boosts the accuracy and performance of WURFL. Likewise, the new capabilities of “is_phone” and “is_app_webview” will help developers design code that categorizes and targets devices capable of making phone calls or web sessions launched by an app.

Other major improvements found in version 1.6 include:

  •     Improved detection of Android 5.1 OS
  •     Improved detection of Internet Explorer Edge browsers
  •     Detections of webviews from Amazon Fire OS
  •     Identification of touch-enabled devices running Internet Explorer
  •     Improved identification and capabilities for Smart TVs

“We continue to evolve the WURFL API to keep on top of the ever-changing device landscape. We are fine tuning performance and adding capabilities to help developers better manage devices,” said Luca Passani, CTO of ScientiaMobile.

Version 1.6 is available across all WURFL products. WURFL OnSite and WURFL AGPL users can download here. WURFL Cloud, WURFL.js Business Edition and WURFL InSight customers will automatically benefit from version 1.6 - no downloads necessary. WURFL InFuze customers can log in and download from their customer vault.

ScientiaMobile provides the industry’s most accurate and flexible device detection solution, helping customers deliver great web experiences and manage the increasingly fragmented mobile device ecosystem. ScientiaMobile sells WURFL, a constantly-updated repository that catalogues thousands of devices and their capabilities and provides access to them via range of API languages. The WURFL framework enables many organizations, including Fortune 500 companies, to effectively design and analyze web experiences for an ever-growing range of smartphones, tablets, smart TVs and game consoles.

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